It is difficult for me to use words to express my love for nature and landscape painting, which is probably why I paint in the first place. When I’m painting I find myself falling into the moment where my presence, easel, paints and the surrounding beauty all seem to blend together, as one; suddenly I feel at home in this creative process.
I paint using what others call a true style of impressionism. As you view my work, I hope you observe the strong use of brush strokes and my palette counterbalanced with a wispy style that promotes movement.
Painting daily ‘en plein air’ and in all seasons I enjoy taking my brushes, acrylic paints and easel outside in order to capture nature’s beauty while working in the natural light. These paintings begin as sketches and are later transformed into larger works.
Painting for more than 25 years, Joan has studied at the Dundas Valley School of Art, and the North Hills Art Center in Pennsylvania. Her works have been exhibited throughout North America in galleries, publications, private and corporate collections. She has also been an active member of various artist societies and groups.
At this time, Joan has a small studio located in the Oak Ridges Moraine, in Ontario. Her current scenes are based on the terrains in the Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands and Oak Ridges Moraine areas of Ontario.